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EIHA proposes 3-tier approach to CBD

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has proposed a three-tier regulatory framework for products containing CBD, noting the current “tenuous patchwork” of rules covering CBD…

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Fears over stricter rules in Japan

While the Japanese government says tighter restrictions on hemp cultivation are intended to help the industry, Japan’s hemp players see the opposite in recent decrees…


Co-op formed to back Moroccan project

German natural builder Monika Brümmer and a Moroccan partner have launched “Adrar Nouh,” a cooperative to transform cannabis agricultural waste for use in industrial applications…


New Mexico Gov. softens on hemp

UPDATE: (March 16) New Mexico’s Legislature passes hemp bill third time New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appears to be softening her attitude toward hemp, opening…


Australian state moving ahead on hemp

Industrial hemp looks on its way to being legalized in South Australia (SA), unlocking the state’s potential for hemp-based cosmetics, textiles and clothing as well…




S. Korean hemp market boon for Canada

Canadian hemp fields could drastically expand to 150,000 acres this year, spurred primarily by a boom in exports to South Korea, according to the Canadian…


Polish CBD sellers rattled by inspectorate

Polish authorities have given negative designations to 41 CBD products that applied for approval to be on the domestic market, rattling CBD producers and importers….


Doctors join in Canadian CBD push

Canada’s federal Cannabis Task Force (CTF) has criticized current regulations governing hemp as “burdensome,” prompting the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) — and some doctors…


Russian hemp processing plant in review

Government officials and investors are exploring the setup of a hemp processing facility in the Russia’s Penza region in the southeastern part of the country,…


Ex-CIA director to talk about hemp

Former U.S. CIA Director James Woolsey is booked to give a keynote speech at this year’s NoCo Hemp Expo in Colorado. Woolsey will talk about…